In the semester when graduation is expected, there are important application deadlines that must be met. Please refer to the Graduation Dates and Deadlines and the Calendar for more information, both available from the Graduate School.

The student must submit an Application for Graduation in PAWS early in the semester in which graduation is anticipated. After reviewing the student’s records to determine eligibility, the Graduate School will forward the approved application to the Biological Sciences Graduate Program Director. Degrees are formally awarded at ceremonies scheduled in May and December; however, degrees may also be awarded at the end of the Summer session.